Atlanta Cheating Scandal: Shayla Smith, 17th Educator to Be Released From Job, Stating Students Were ‘Dumb’
We are just utterly appalled at how some of these teachers were so scandalous to lose all credibility and respect for their positions. We are praying they really learn from their actions and do better going forward.
A former fifth-grade teacher implicated in a cheating scandal reportedly gave students the illegal assistance because she thought they were “dumb as hell.”
According to the AJC, math teacher Shayla Smith formerly of Dobbs Elementary School was accused of offering students the answers to a test they were taking at the time. She had reportedly been responsible for supervising them while the tests were being completed. She is facing the loss of her job due to the accusations.
Schajuan Jones, who taught a fourth-grade class across the hall from Smith’s former room, overheard her talking to another teacher about the test.
“The words were, ‘I had to give your kids, or your students, the answers because they’re dumb as hell,’” Jones was quoted as saying about the interaction between Smith and the unidentified third teacher.
During Smith’s testimony she said she did not trust Jones and called her a liar on the stand.
It only took the one hour to find Shayla Smith guilty of the charges of cheating and she is the 17th educator to be released in the scandal.
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